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William P. Means

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William P. Means Founding Partner
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William P. Means

Founding Partner

William P. Means is a founding partner of Roberts Means Roncevic Kapela LLC and was named an Indiana Super Lawyer® for 2024.

Your case is unique, and your case requires the careful attention and analysis that RMRK provides. Bill’s approach to family law matters is to guide the firm’s clients through life-changing events with a combination of tact, sensitivity, and problem-solving. Not every case requires a hammer-like approach, and for those matters Bill will do everything he can to steer your case to an efficient and agreeable resolution.

Having said that, everyone has a line beyond which they will not compromise. That issue may revolve around a parenting time schedule, distribution of the marital estate, or another matter upon which a compromise is not reached. In those instances, Bill draws upon his extensive litigation and courtroom experience to zealously advocate for your best interests.

Bill began his twenty-plus years as a licensed attorney working on complex commercial contract disputes, which provided him with an excellent understanding of litigation techniques and courtroom experience. Since focusing his practice on family law over fifteen years ago, Bill has acquired a wealth of experience in analyzing and resolving complex marital estates, navigating and winning highly contentious custody disputes, along with the many other areas that family law touches upon.

Bill’s favorite part of his work is going to court. From the perspective of the attorney, it is a unique intellectual and professional challenge. However, Bill recognizes that for the client, going to court can be an emotionally and financially draining endeavor. Making the decision to go to court is difficult, and Bill will guide you in making the best decision for you and your family.

After earning a degree in psychology from Purdue University, Bill worked for five years in the mental health field working with mentally disabled and mentally ill adults. This rewarding work provided Bill with the knowledge and understanding that mental health challenges can present, whether those be with your spouse or child.

Bill focuses his practice on representing individuals who find themselves in the midst of a family dispute, including the following areas:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Paternity
  • Legal Separation
  • Grandparent Visitation
  • Third-Party Custody
  • Relocation
  • Guardianship
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Military Divorce
  • Protective Orders

Bill attended law school at the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, earning his Juris Doctorate, cum laude. He is admitted to the Indiana State Bar, as well as the United States District Court for Indiana’s Northern and Southern Districts.


After graduating from Purdue University, Bill began his career working with severely and profoundly mentally disabled adults for approximately two and one-half years. Bill’s next job was with a community mental health center where he worked with mentally ill and substance dependent adults. The five years Bill spent focusing his career on assisting those with mental health issues provided Bill with experience in working and communicating with individuals dealing with various stressors and helping them cope and improve.

Bill subsequently decided to pursue a law degree with the ultimate goal of helping individuals in some fashion. Initially Bill’s practice was focused on litigating business disputes. While this was a departure from Bill’s preferred career path, it provided valuable experience with utilizing the litigation process to attain favored results.

After approximately seven years focused on commercial litigation, Bill realized he wanted to practice law with an emphasis on helping individuals rather than corporations. Bill then switched his practice to focus on family law, a change which allowed him to realize his goal of helping individuals and families. The combination of Bill’s litigation experience and mental health background has provided him with the skills to assist individuals dealing with stressful family circumstances. In addition, Bill has insight to the challenges a family can face when a disabled child is involved.

Reported Decisions

Hilbert v. Conseco Services, L.L.C., 836 N.E.2d 1001 (Ind. Ct. App. 2005), trans. denied, cert. denied.

Massey v. Conseco Services, L.L.C., 879 N.E.2d 605 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008), trans. denied.


  • J.D., cum laude Indiana University School of Law - Graduate School
  • B.A. Psychology and General Communications Purdue University - College


  • Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals (CIACP)
  • Carmel Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court - Sagamore Chapter
  • Central Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Central Indiana Lab Rescue and Adoption - Volunteer

Community Involvement

Bill is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, and , Hamilton County Bar Association. Bill is also a member of the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals. Bill is a volunteer with Central Indiana Lab Rescue and Adoption.

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